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Short Title And Commencement

Volume 889: debated on Monday 7 April 1975

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I beg to move Amendment No. 52, in page 204, line 20, leave out from 'operation' to end of line 21 and insert 'on 16th May 1975

Amendment No. 53 is associated with this amendment.

Clause 464 (2) provides for the bulk of the Bill to come into operation one month after the Bill receives Royal Assent. Since that may involve the Bill's not being in force by 16th May 1975 when the district courts take over, it is desirable by means of Amendments Nos. 52 and 53 to provide for the Bill to come into operation on 11th May 1975. It may be of interest to hon. Members to know that one set of forms has to go out of existence sharply at midnight so that a new set of forms can come into operation. That is why the amendments are necessary.

Amendment agreed to.

Amendment made: No. 53, in page 204, line 30, leave out subsection (6)—[ The Lord Advocate.]

Clause 464, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Schedules 1 to 4 agreed to.